The news that Chicago sandwich spot Potbelly is finally making its way to our shores might not make Tina Fey jump for joy (unlike her buddy Amy Poehler, the former Chicagoan prefers Jimmy Johns) but it certainly isn't bringing us down. The sandwich shop will be making its first foray into New York in a 2,000-square-foot space at 2 Gold Street.
And Potbelly (which, FYI, is named after the type of stove not excess stomach) won't be alone in in the Financial District building. Other food related tenants there include Pret-A-Manger, Goodburger and Hot Clay Oven.
Since the 34-year-old chain already has locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington DC and Wisconsin we know they've got experience with expansion. But we'd like to go on the record and say we sincerely hope that this won't be the start of a massive NYC expansion.